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Meanings of minor planet names: 305001–306000

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year.[1] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[2] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[3][4] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[5] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB". New namings may only be added after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature.[6]

305001–305100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

305101–305200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
305181 Donelaitis 2007 VR302 Kristijonas Donelaitis (1714–1780), a Lutheran pastor who is considered one of the greatest Lithuanian poets. JPL · 305181

305201–305300Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
305254 Moron 2007 YN3 Moron, a mountain of the Jura, located north of Malleray in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. JPL · 305254
305287 Olegyankov 2008 AF2 Oleg Yankov (born 1968), a Russian philanthropist. JPL · 305287

305301–305400Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

305401–305500Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

305501–305600Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

305601–305700Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
305660 Romyhaag 2009 BJ73 Romy Haag (born 1951), a singer, actress and show star who started her career at the famous "Alcazar" in Paris. JPL · 305660
305661 Joejackson 2009 BN73 Joe Jackson (born 1954, David Ian Jackson), a British musician, singer and songwriter JPL · 305661

305701–305800Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

305801–305900Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

305901–306000Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
305953 Josiedubey 2009 HV36 Josie Elizabeth Chloe Jayne Dubey (born 1994), granddaughter of British discoverer Norman Falla JPL · 305953

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL – Solar System Dynamics: Discovery Circumstances". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.
  6. ^ "Guide to Minor Body Astrometry – When can I name my discovery?". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2019.


Preceded by
304,001–305,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 305,001–306,000
Succeeded by
306,001–307,000